Nov 23, 2014

Up to 300 Swedes fighting with Islamic State: official

As many as 300 Swedes may have joined the brutal Islamic State group insurgency in Iraq and Syria, Sweden’s intelligence chief said Saturday. “A hundred cases of people who have left to join the fighting have been confirmed, then there are the presumed cases ...

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

Nov 21, 2014

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost an appeal against a Swedish arrest warrant issued to have him questioned over alleged sex crimes. “The Court of Appeal refuses Julian Assange’s claim that the detention order of the city court be set aside,” the ruling ...

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes peace process will restart

Oct 31, 2014

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes peace process will restart

The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday and said there were signs European Union states would follow its lead. The move drew praise from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and criticism from Israel, and has displeased the United States, Israel’s principle ...

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

Oct 30, 2014

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

Children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World’s Children’s Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children. The awards organization cited the 17-year-old Pakistani girl for “her courageous and dangerous fight for ...

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

| Oct 22, 2014

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

by Karl Ritter

Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In scenes reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops have combed the Stockholm archipelago since Friday for signs ...

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

Oct 22, 2014

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes ...

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

Oct 21, 2014

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War. Swedish soldiers and sailors were scouring the sea southeast of Stockholm in the biggest operation of ...

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast ...

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct 8, 2014

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. The three scientists were cited for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence ...